Dr. Mary Carrington National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA

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Mary Carrington graduated from the University of Kansas in 1976 with a BS in education. She later obtained her PhD in immunobiology at Iowa State University in 1982. She performed her postdoctoral studies in the departments of Immunology and Microbiology at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, respectively.... read morePrior to her joining the NCI-Frederick, she was a faculty member in the Immunology Department at Duke University from 1985-1989. Dr. Carrington began her career at the NCI-Frederick in 1989 as a Principal Scientist in the HLA Immunogenetics Laboratory and later became Head of the laboratory. Her laboratory has been exceptionally productive in characterizing the influence of host genetics on cancer, autoimmunity and, in particular, infectious disease pathogenesis. To date, she has published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a member of the International Council on Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility, the International Histocompatibility Working Group and a committee member of the Working Group on Cellular Immunogenetics of Nonhuman Primates sponsored by the Office of AIDS Research (NIH). In recognition of her scientific accomplishments she has received several awards including the Cecil and Ida Green Visiting Professorship, Green College, University of British Columbia, The Ceppellini Award, European Federation for Immunogenetics and Senior Associate, King’s College, Cambridge University.